School Nutrition

Did you know that your household may be eligible to receive Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) benefits to buy food? P-EBT is for children 5-18 years old who received SNAP food benefits for the month of March 2020 and children up to 21 years old who are certified for free or reduced-price meals at school in Texas during the 2019-20 school year. Children that attend a school that offers free meals to all students (Community Eligibility Provision or Provision 2) are also eligible.  Please see below.

 

This information is intended for families with:

  • Children who received SNAP food benefits for March 2020
  • Children who are certified for free or reduced-price school meals during the 2019-20 Texas school year
  • Children who attend a school that offers free meals to all students (Community Eligibility Provision or Provision 2)

If you do not meet at least one of these criteria, you are not eligible for the benefits described below.

Dear Parent or Guardian,

Your household may be eligible to receive Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) benefits to buy food. P-EBT is for children 5-18 years old who received SNAP food benefits for the month of March 2020 and children up to 21 years old who are certified for free or reduced-price meals at school in Texas during the 2019-20 school year. Children that attend a school that offers free meals to all students (Community Eligibility Provision or Provision 2) are also eligible.

The online application for P-EBT is now open.

Please review the criteria to see if you need to apply to receive these benefits. The application link is provided below.

Do I need to apply for P-EBT?

Families that DID NOT get SNAP benefits for the month of March 2020

  • Yes, you will need to apply.
  • Fill out an application here: yourtexasbenefits.com/Learn/PEBT
  • The application is open until July 31, 2020.
  • If you do not currently get SNAP benefits and your child is approved for P-EBT, you will be mailed a P-EBT card loaded with benefits.

Families that DID get SNAP benefits for the month of March 2020

  • You do not need to apply for children ages 5-18. Benefits were loaded onto your existing SNAP card by May 22.
  • If you have children under 5 and/or between the ages of 19 and 21, you will need to fill out an application for those children. Fill out an application here: yourtexasbenefits.com/Learn/PEBT
  • If you get SNAP benefits and your child is approved for P-EBT, we will put funds on your current Lone Star Card. P-EBT is a one-time benefit for families issued through an EBT card (like a debit card).

Families receive up to $285 per eligible child. You will have one year from the date the benefits were issued to use your P-EBT benefits. P-EBT benefits are non-transferrable. If you need help filling out the P-EBT application, please contact is 833-613-6220. For more information, please visit hhs.texas.gov/PEBT or call  833-613-6220.

La Porte ISD Receives "Best of the Bunch" Award from the Texas Department of Agriculture

The La Porte ISD School Nutrition department is committed to serving fresh, local, and delicious foods made and grown in our great state of Texas.  In recognition of these efforts, the Texas Department of Agriculture has awarded La Porte ISD the Best of the Bunch  award for the 2019-2020 school year.   Students have enjoyed local foods from each food group and we look forward to continuing and expanding these efforts in the next school year and beyond.  We would like to thank our students, staff, and the La Porte community for helping us support Texas food growers and producers. 

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We are located in the Support Services Center at:

2015 Sens Road, La Porte, TX  77571

(281) 604-6950

La Porte ISD proudly participates in the National School Lunch Program as well as the School Breakfast Program.  Our goal is to provide nutritious, delicious, and safe meals to all of our students, regardless of economic status.


 

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Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

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Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
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Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email: intake@usda.gov.

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